Posts in Category: Software Testing

What I learned about IE Compatibility and Document Modes

The other day at work I was working on finishing up a Web Forms page by working on some differences and weirdness I was experiencing when viewing the page in an IE9 browser. While trying to do some debugging I opened the Developer Tools console in IE. After a little while I realized that the Browser Mode was IE9 Compatability Mode and the Document Mode was set to Quirks. Neither one of these settings were what I expected/wanted. After a bit of research I found the reasoning for both, and actual ... Read More

Review of ASP.NET GUI Automated testing frameworks

About 2 months ago I started a new job with a new company. Part of my new responsibilites is to create a test bed of automated GUI test scripts for a new ASP.NET application. The company does not really have a testing organization and has not really implemented an particular automated testing tools, so the door was pretty wide open for me to pick a tool or a set of tools to perform the automated GUI testing. For me, I started out with a few simple facts to take into consideration when looking... Read More

Reporting in SoapUI Free Edition

It has been way too long since I have posted anything about SoapUI and that is mainly because I have not been very active is using it at work for a long time now. But I recently received an email through this site, stating appreciation for my SoapUI posts. They also happened to mention that they are now looking for a way to do result reporting with SoapUI Free Edition and it gave me the idea to write this post. Result reporting is one of the biggest selling points of SoapUI Pro, but with a... Read More

SoapUI Security Tests

New in SoapUI 4.0 is the concept of Security Tests. I just recently started playing with them, but I think they will be a great addition. The Security Tests provide the capability to run Web Service requests through a number of different scenarios that hackers may try to compromise your system. The types of tests include Boundary Scan, Cross Site Scripting, Malformed XML, and SQL Injection to name just a few. This is great because within SoapUI they have pre-build scenarios that can be... Read More

How Google Tests Software

I recently attended a Webinar entitled "How Google Tests Software" that was presented by James Whittaker a Test Director at Google. It generally was a big plug for the new bookwith the same name that James and a few other authors have written. Even with it being a plug for the book I found he provided a lot of great philosophies if nothing else. A couple of comments that I found to be memorable are: The line between development engineer and test engineer is getting thinner and thinner. Test... Read More

Ready to Blog about SoapUI

I have been wanting to write about using SoapUI for a long time. So, I could write lots and lots about it all in one post, but I will divide it up into smaller topics and multiple posts. A summary of SoapUI for folks who may not be familiar with it may be in order. Rather than trying to explain it myself, I will let SmartBear, the maker of SoapUI, explain it, just click here. I have been using SoapUI for over 2 years now back when the latest released version was 3.3.1. I work for a... Read More

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